You may have heard that being a morning person allows you to be more productive. But, how true is this saying? For many people, being a morning person does not come naturally. Often, it takes creating a routine to wake up earlier than expected.
If you are getting equivalent work done in the morning or night it should not matter if you are a morning or night person. However, you must study and analyze your environment at these times of the day. Maybe, at night your favorite show is on and distracts you from getting your work done. You must think to yourself if you had the same allotted time in the morning you would get more done. It is common sense that if you have less distraction, more will be accomplished. For most people, this means being a morning person.
Many successful leaders have been noted for waking at 4 or 5 in the morning. They get a head start on a project or workout. This type of self-discipline correlates with being a go-getter. This is because when you wake up early, you are more likely to get the most important tasks down first.
Many successful people wake up early just to get the most important task out of the way. Then, they have the rest of the day to focus on completing any other planned or even surprise projects. This same strategy applies no matter how big or small your projects are. For example, maybe you’ve been dreading getting that after-work run in, due to running into someone you don’t want to see. Get the run out of the way at 5 in the morning and you won’t have to worry about seeing anyone!
Work in Peace
Another great point about early rising is accomplishing things without having to worry about anybody else. Nobody will be around to distract you. No one is there to judge you. This is the perfect time to plan a new project or business idea that’s been in the back of your mind. There’s no one around this early to plant a seed of doubt in your mind about your new endeavors.
For parents, this is a great way to get things done without having to worry about taking care of your children. You will have a few hours all to yourself before your children are even awake.
How to Be a Morning Person
You may be thinking, while all these benefits seem great, waking up at 4 or 5 in the morning seems impossible. However, it is not as hard as you think. One strategy is setting one night aside to reset your sleeping schedule. It will be challenging to go to bed at 8 if you are not used to it. So, go to bed at your regular time, but wake up at your new desired time. When you wake up, distract yourself from your tiredness. Maybe cook yourself a strong and hardy breakfast. The most important part is not falling asleep during the day. Now by the time 8 o’clock comes, you will be ready to sleep, and the next morning you should wake up feeling energized as a new morning person.
While only sacrificing one rough night of sleep, your transition will be made much easier. You will be rejuvenated and excited to accomplish all sorts of new things as a morning person, but you do not have to be one to be successful. Do you need more time to focus on your business, regardless of the hours you work? V12 Marketing Strategies can help with all of your online business marketing goals.